Thursday, November 29, 2012

UPDATES & TGGO:

Hi there everyone in the vast web-universe!  I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving (if you're in the states)!  Me & Jonathan went on a mini road trip to Arizona to have our turkey dinner with his family.  His grandfather has this amazing house on the river, it's just - it's ridiculous.  Then we drove over towards Phoenix to spend some time with my awesome friend Ruthy, & her family.  We hit Zia for record store day, got some pretty sweet ear candy, & went over to Nachobot which was bought by some Navajo dude & changed to Rezbot.  There's still chilaquiles there (even though he wrote on the chalk board "no nachos!"), so that worked for us.  It was just sort of sad how rude the dude was about the whole situation.  Oh well, decent food, & an awesome road trip!

In the TGGO news, it's been about 3 weeks since I last chopped my mop!  It's growing a bit (obviously not much, so only I can really tell), but it's enough to make me remember why I love my hair so much.  It grows fast, it grows strong, it grows LONG!  So, that's my goal.  I'm going to do everything I can to help this process along, too.



























3 weeks of hair growth, at the river in AZ.

Also, Turbo (our beagle) is becoming a man.  He finally does things he's supposed to (aka not doing things he knows he's not supposed to) without me telling him to.  He's so much easier to handle now!  Gozer (our husky) has doubled in size overnight.  Me & Jonathan went to the gym, & then to sushi, & when we got back to his place & I saw Gozer I was blown away.  That dog had literally doubled overnight!  School is only 3 more weeks, which means that after my final I should have another hair update for here.  I have an exam tonight, class next week, & then the final.  Whoa, time is flying by!  My Winter registration date is for December 4th, & I'll most likely end up taking something online in the humanities department.  Who knows how many hours I'll have to log in just a 5 week session, but I can do it.

Right now I'm wishing for a beach bonfire, a place for us to move in together, finals to be done with, more Christmas decorations, some Irish nachos, the ability to sleep in, & a date night - we deserve it!

I'm also working on my Happiness Project resolutions; I'll have to post those soon.

Have a great day!  ♥

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

LESS IS MORE:



This may become a new motto here.
Lately I've been hard at work with a new position at my job, with new classes at night, new adventures on the weekends, & with my new love.
Jonathan is more than I could have ever asked for in a man.  I know it's cheesy, & I know I've been here & there in relationships throughout my 20s, but I just couldn't have imagined such peace.  To have something fit just right that you don't even have to try for it.
It's lovely.





































With all this new found peace, there's still that leftover clutter.  Life at home, clothes I'll never wear again, paper clutter, art that isn't yet framed, journals that should be stashed - or not, yarn that's over-flowing ... everywhere.  Even though this tranquility has come over me & where I am in life, there's still ALL of that.  There's the fact that I haven't gone camping in well over a year - & it's killing me.  It's just such a silly thing, but it's so terribly necessary for me & my well-being.

& then a good friend of mine introduces me to this book, The Happiness Project.  What do I have to provide to readers, I ask myself.  Well, there's this - inspiration, motivation, the idea that travel is a state of mind & vacations can be as simple as a weekend at your friends house.  That is why I love this blog.

The entire idea behind it is to find my own personal Eden; hopefully while I'm searching for my own - I can inspire some of you as well.  I mean, that's one reason I've fallen in love with blogging & reading blogs, because they inspire.  & with a blog it's not only photos (like on Pinterest) but it's words; words mean so much.  The stories, the lives, the people, the emotions - that's why I love blogging.

So anyway, this Happiness Project is something that's really caught my attention.  While reading it I'll try to put some of her tips into practice.  Her tips are good (you can find them on her blog); they're basically that you should make your own goals, your own resolutions to help you achieve these goals, & that everything eventually leads to the ultimate goal of happiness.  So there that is.
& while I'm at it, here's another little piece of my heart that's made life so lovely lately.


Friday, November 16, 2012

THE GREAT GROW OUT:


This is me with my fresh cut from last Saturday.  It all started at noon on November 10, 2012.  That is when I decided to begin The Great Grow Out.  For a whole of three years (if not more) I will not cut these locks besides for a good shaping once a year (if that), & to cut my bangs (of course).  Because this is a challenge for me, I'll need to blog it - because if I blog it, I *have* to do it.  Where as if I'm simply chatting about it, I'll put "goals" aside for that fresh new cut, or whatever it is I wanna do that I said I wouldn't.  Yes, I'm that person.

So!  Armed with some new incentives (such as saving money), I'm going to start this hair project.  Well, I already have ... but I don't think a week is much.  Although, I shouldn't discount any day that I go w/o scissors to hair!

Ramblings aside, this is it.  Starting here, with this shaved-neck-short mop, I will not chop.